The depth of the divine Scriptures is such that not only the illiterate and uninitiated have difficulty understanding them, but also the educated and the gifted." Pope Innocent III in 1199 "Kill them all, for God knows His own." Pope Innocent III, to his troops in the Albigensian Crusade of 1209 "Kill them all.
God will select those who should go to heaven and those who should go to hell." Abbot Arnold de Citeaux, 1205 (during the Fourth Crusade) "We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament; unless anyone from motive of devotion should wish to have the Psalter or the Breviary for divine offices or the hours of the blessed Virgin; but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books." Council of Toulouse: Canon 14, 1229 "the right of holding slaves is clearly established in the Holy Scriptures, both by precept and example Had the holding of slaves been a moral evil, it cannot be supposed that the inspired Apostles would have tolerated it for a moment in the Christian Church.
p 152 "Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it." Adolf Hitler, ibid. 2 Chapter 1 "The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built.
It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." Adolf Hitler, Berlin, 1933, first radio address after coming to power.
46 "I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Almighty Creator.
By fighting the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work." Adolf Hitler, ibid. 65 "This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief." Adolf Hitler, ibid.
know nothing but the word of God." Martin Luther "We know that reason is the Devils harlot, and can do nothing but slander and harm all that God says and does Therefore keep to revelation and do not try to understand." Martin Luther "What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church?